Tigers Travel to North Alabama and Middle Tennessee State, Host UCF

MEMPHIS, Tenn. † The Memphis Tigers (12-12, 0-3) will hit the road for midweek matchups vs. North Alabama (7-19, 2-7) and Middle Tennessee State (13-14, 5-4) and wrap up the week with a conference set vs. UCF (18-10, 3-0). The Tigers will look to snap a seven-game skid Tuesday night vs. the Lions and then pick up their first conference wins of the season this weekend vs. the Knights.

Game Information
Memphis (12-12, 0-3 AAC) vs. North Alabama (7-19, 2-7 ASUN)
Tuesday, April 5 – 4:00 pm

Location: Florence, Ala.
Venue: Mike Lane Field
Twitter Updates: @MemphisBaseball

Memphis and North Alabama have met just seven times dating back to 1991 and the Tigers hold a 6-1 advantage over that stretch, which includes a two-game sweep in 2019. North Alabama’s lone win in the series came in Memphis in 1995. The Lions picked up a win over Cincinnati in February, a series that ended with just one game due to cancelations. North Alabama’s only series win this season came at home against UT-Martin. The Lions followed that up with a win at Alabama but have dropped 14 of 16 games since. North Alabama dropped a home conference series to Central Arkansas this past weekend.

Memphis vs. Middle Tennessee State (13-14, 5-4 C-USA)

Wednesday, April 6 – 4:00 pm

Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Venue: Reese Smith Jr. Field
Twitter Updates: @MemphisBaseball

In-state rivals Memphis and MTSU have with 105 times since 1983 and the series sits 53-52 in favor of the Blue Raiders. The Tigers took three of four from MTSU last season but haven’t won in Murfreesboro since 2018. The Blue Raiders took a road series from Auburn in mid-March and enter the midweek matchup off of conference series wins vs. Old Dominion and at UAB.

Series Information
Memphis vs. UCF (18-10, 3-0 AAC)

Friday, April 8 – 6 pm
Saturday, April 9 – 2 pm
Sunday, April 10 – 12 pm (ESPN+)

Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Venue: FedEx Park Avron Fogelman Field
Twitter Updates: @MemphisBaseball
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The Tigers continue AAC action against arguably the top team in the conference over the season’s first few months, as the Knights come to town. UCF leads the all-time series 27-24 dating back to 2006. The Knights won three of four at home vs. Memphis last season and picked up a win over the Tigers in the AAC Tournament. UCF holds a win over then #2 Ole Miss, a win over current top-10 Miami (FL), and just swept in-state rival South Florida in a three-game set that opened conference play. The Knights enter the week with the best team ERA in the AAC, 3.09, a full run better than any other team in the conference. Three different UCF pitchers have already taken home AAC Pitcher of the Week honors, with Connor Staine winning it twice. Ben McCabe won AAC Player of the Week for the first week of the season and matched that with his performance last week. UCF is one of only two schools, along with South Florida, to have both a Player of the Week and a Pitcher of the Week in the AAC this season.

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